The UK's leading track school gears up with new Bridgestone sportsbike tyre
RON HASLAM'S Race School has announced it will be using the Battlax BT-016 after successful trials.
The new tyre proved to be a significant development on the already successful BT-014 tyres, which it will replace.
The tyre will be used on all Honda CBR 1000 RR and Honda CBR 600 RR bikes - a total of 62 out of the 96 bikes ridden at the school, which offers expert tuition to riders of all levels and is based at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit. The other 34 bikes ridden at the school are also shod with Bridgestone tyres.
Ron Haslam, founder of the Ron Haslam Race School, comments:
“The BT-016 tyre is a step up from the BT-014 it replaces, a tyre I have had much experience of on my race school bikes. The feedback on BT-016s is great - they are much easier to manage once they reach the limit of their grip, giving plenty of notice and making them very predictable. They are excellent in wet conditions and I found the performance and durability to be first class."
The BT-016 has transferred Bridgestone’s five-layer compound technology, used to produce hand-made MotoGP tyres, on to the production line, bringing MotoGP technology to all riders for road and track use for the first time.
Posted: 05/07/2008 at 10:15
I wonder if BT016's are better than 014's when you hit fucking gravel half way round a blind bend
I somehow doubt it
Posted: 05/07/2008 at 10:57
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 17:40
Tried them on a 2008 ZX10R if that helps?
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 17:46
ive got them on my k7 gixxer thou, and i really like them, what i can say is that they dont square off as quick as the 014's
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 17:51
run em on my 1000RR4.......... just pick what you would like to scrape and dial in required lean angle............. more than enough for the road, that's for sure.
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 20:57
ruffnex wrote (see)
lukin for new rubber got 600rr on michelins pilot at mo and not happy with them has anybody tried the new bridgestones 016 on a 600rr
what dont you like about the Pilot Powers? are you running the 2CTs? they can feel quite different depending on the pressures you use ??
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 21:16
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 22:35
BT014 is pish in comparison.
Posted: 18/07/2008 at 22:40
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Posted: 20/07/2008 at 15:46
They seem to last quite well Pete, as far as tyres at the sportier end of the road market go.
Mainly due to them not squaring off so much as a result of the tripple compound, but also cos they have a better wearing centre compound than the BT014.
Posted: 20/07/2008 at 16:18
I've ran my RSV Mille on Supercorsa's SC1 and SC2 for years but just bought a 07 600RR and it has BT015R's on it.
what are these for.... road-track fast road ?????????????
They don't seem too bad but I've felt the front sliding twice so far and I've only been on the bike the bike three times.
Would these tyres stand up to a track day in the fast group ......
Posted: 20/07/2008 at 19:43
I run 014's on my GSXR750 and did the race school last week on the 016's. It rained during one session, but I never felt the need to back off. they have awesome grip in damp conditions as well as dry.
Posted: 27/08/2008 at 09:58
mine had 015's as standard, good but not as good as the new 016's i have been riding on for 1500 miles now
they really are very good
Posted: 27/08/2008 at 10:53
I run 2ct's at the moment and there the best tyres Ive had..but talking to someone at the weekend and he has the 016's and he hasnt found the edge of the tyre yet ...said no need on the road...brilliant!
Would definatly have some if changing tyres.
Posted: 27/08/2008 at 11:25
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